For all the new 1,000-point career scoring milestones set this season, William Penn's Tavon Parker and Eastern York's Elizabeth Myers earned quite a distinction Friday night.
Both did it to join family members.
In Parker's case, it's his brother, Kelvin. Myers joined her mother, Tracy.
To have two players hit 1,000 points in one night is special in its own, but the Parkers are now William Penn's only brother combination to reach threshold. The same goes for Myers and her mother, who was known as Tracy Strausbaugh when she reached the career number in 1984.
Both Tavon Parker and Elizabeth Myers were quick to recognize their teammates.
"I couldn’t have done it without them," said Myers, who added it was a goal of hers before the season. She needed 29 to get it Friday and scored 30. "It’s a personal achievement but I couldn’t have done it without all my teammates around me."
Parker actually played with his older brother two seasons ago, when Tavon was a sophomore and Kelvin a senior on their District 3 Class AAAA title team. Kelvin isn't too far away these days, playing at Mount St. Mary. He told Tavon he wanted to be there for the milestone Friday. Knowing this and not seeing Kelvin in the stands until halftime, Tavon waited until the third quarter to set the mark against Spring Grove. It came on a botched lob for a dunk that Tavon layed into the basket.
"I just want to say hard work pays off," Tavon said. "It’s been a humbling experience to be on a list like that. Being with the first brothers to be on the list is a great accomplishment."
Coincidentally, Kelvin set William Penn's scoring record against the same Spring Grove program.
Tavon added, "I want to thank everyone who encourages me every day and the those who I see at the gym. People like them and my two brothers, Willie (Willie Hicks, a friend who played on William Penn two years ago) and Kelvin."